September 17, 1994 |
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||singer-songwriter, Actress, dancer, voice artist|
|Instruments||Piano, Guitar, Vocals|
|Associated acts||Thomas Hrvatin|
Denyse Tontz (born September 17, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer and actress. Tontz is perhaps best known for her roles as Jennifer Woods on Nickelodeon's hit TV show Big Time Rush and Nikki Ortiz on the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog. Her first single, "Better Than Nothing" was released in 2012. Her latest single, "Go" was released on July 4, 2015. It's predecessor, "Mr. Hipster," was released on November 11, 2014. On May 5, her single "Why" was released.
Tontz's latest song and video, "Go" is a darkly humorous and somewhat cynical take on Hollywood, stemming from Tontz's personal experiences in the industry.
Tontz has a younger sister, Nicole, and a younger brother, Tommy.
Before she began her acting career, Tontz was an international child model and the face of Barbie couture in the UK. Tontz made her first appearance on television, appearing on the show E-Ring as Princess Gabrielle. In 2008, she was cast as Meagan Todd in the movie Dog Gone along with Luke Benward and French Stewart. Tontz began recurring on Big Time Rush in 2009 as Jennifer Woods.
On November 18, 2012 Tontz appeared on the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog as Nikki Ortiz who is Avery's friend, and Tyler's old crush. Nikki moved from El Salvador and is sweet and talented, but also initially quite naïve. It was later announced that Tontz's character would begin to be recurring.
Tontz revealed on August 6, 2012, that Nickelodeon renewed Big Time Rush for a 13-episode fourth season. It was later confirmed. On February 25, 2013 it was revealed that Denyse Tontz will be playing Miranda Montgomery in daytime drama All My Children. Tontz' first appearance as Miranda Montgomery was on the April 29, 2013 premiere episode of All My Children. On November 11, 2013, it was announced that Prospect Park had closed production and canceled the series again. Tontz later stated that although she had fun, soaps were just not her cup of tea.
In 2012, Tontz released the video for her first single, "Better Than Nothing" featuring Thomas Hrvatin, via YouTube. Shot on an iPhone 4S, the song features Tontz's quirky, playful style of writing. "Better Than Nothing" was also featured on the March 24, 2013 episode of the The Mentalist. Tontz has recently announced that she is working independently on an album with producer Suren Wijeyaratne.
She released her track "Why" on May 5, 2015, and her latest song and video "Go", on July 4, 2015.
|2007||The Last Day of Summer||Alice Keefe||Film Debut|
|2008||Dog Gone||Meagan Todd|
|2006||E-Ring||Princess Gabrielle||Television Debut|
|2009||The Perfect Sleep||Young Porphyria|
|2009–2013||Big Time Rush||Jennifer 1||21 episodes|
|2011||The Nine Lives of Chloe King||Vanessa||"Responsible" (Season 1, Episode 9)|
|2011||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Snotty Girl||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2012||Shake It Up||Gloria||"Weird It Up" (Season 2, Episode 17)|
|2012–2013||Pair of Kings||Mary Ann||2 Episodes|
|2012–present||Dog with a Blog||Nikki Ortiz||Recurring role; Disney Channel Original Series|
|2013||All My Children||Miranda Montgomery||Leading role|
|2014||Workaholics||Kim||"Beer Heist" (Season 4, Episode 48)|
|2014||Melissa & Joey||Layla||"Accidents Will Happen"|
|2014||Bones||Alice Kelly||"The Geek In The Guck"|
- "Better Than Nothing" (feat. Thomas Hrvatin)
- "Use It"
- "Mr. Hipster"
- "Why" (track only)
|"Better Than Nothing"||2012||Unknown|
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